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Interlacing Water and Human Health

Interlacing Water and Human Health
Case Studies from South Asia

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Anjal Prakash - International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu
  • Saravanan Vs - Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Jayati Chourey - SaciWATERs, Hyderabad, India

January 2012 | 508 pages | SAGE India
An increasing recognition of the need to understand the complex systems in the health sector has raised the demand for an examination of water and health from a systemic perspective. Analyzing the various discourses on the subject, the volume revolves around this central question: What are the linkages between water and health in South Asia?

The interlacing of water and health exists wherever human health is adversely affected, directly or indirectly, by changes in the quality and quantity of water. These adverse effects are linked with poverty, environment, and infrastructure in the overall socio-political and economic-developmental context.

The book looks at the linkage between water and health in an integrated manner, and is not based on the 'absence of disease' syndrome. The curative, preventive, and adaptive aspects of the public-health problem have also been delved into. Among other areas, the articles deal with water and health with reference to water supply, sanitation, water pollution, natural disasters, urbanization, and industrialization.

Armed with the latest research and case studies from South Asia, the book calls for a comprehensive understanding and better integration of water and health issues in the region.

Interlacing Water and Human Health is the third volume in the Water in South Asia Series published by SAGE and South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs).
Interlacing Water and Health in South Asia: The Problématique

Anjal Prakash, Saravanan S V and Jayati Chourey
Good Evidences, Bad Linkages: A Review of Water and Health in South Asia

Jayati Chourey and Anjal Prakash
Water, Health and Poverty in South Asia: Examining the Interface in India

Amita Shah and Sajitha O G
Madhya Pradesh's Complex Challenges: Undernutrition and Infectious Diseases

Biraj Swain
Inequalities in Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Childhood Undernutrition in India

William Joe and Udaya Shankar Mishra
Access to Safe Water and Health: Mortality, Morbidity and Malnutrition in Nepal

L Fitzpatrick et al
Disease Burden Linked to Incomplete Water and Sanitation Coverage in Orissa, India

Aidan A Cronin and Srihari Dutta
Arsenic Contamination, Toxicity and Health Effects: Cases from India and Bangladesh

Nalini Sankararamakrishnan and Leela Iyengar
Arsenic Pollution and Reproductive Health: A Case Study of Murshidabad District in West Bengal

Mohua Guha and Kamla Gupta
Water Quality and Human Health in Mewat: Challenges and Innovative Solutions

Lalit Mohan Sharma, Aravinda Satyavada and Archana Chowdhury
Wastewater Use in Vegetable Production and Its Health Impacts: A Case of Faisalabad, Pakistan

Abedullah, Shahzad Kouser and Faisal Abbas
Role of Farmers in Protecting Groundwater in Lower Bhavani River Basin of Tamil Nadu, India

Sacchidananda Mukherjee
Industrial Water Pollution and Health Implications: Emerging Issues from Tiruppur, Textile Town of South India

Prakash Nelliyat
Impact of Mining on Water and Human Health: A Case Study of Baitarani River Ecosystem in Orissa

Sarmistha Pattanaik
Wastewater in Sri Lanka: Implications on Human Health

Mohamed Mujithaba Mohamed Najim and Indika Harshani Rajapakshe
Neglected Frontiers: Periurban Water Use and Human Health in the National Capital Region, India

Vishal Narain
Results of Unplanned Programmes: Drinking Water and Sanitation System in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Prachanda Pradhan
Interrelation between Water, Health and Livelihood in Disasters

Papreen Nahar et al
Health Disasters: Tsunami-induced Public Health Crisis in India

Nibanupudi Hari Krishna and Parnasri Ray Chodhury

The book includes important studies from almost all the countries of South Asia...highlights the need for an interdisciplinary approach to water and health and has contributed to the literature immensely. The volume will be extremely useful for policy-makers, researchers, administrators, students and NGOs working in the sectors of water and health.

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Anjal Prakash

Anjal Prakash is the Executive Director at SaciWATERs, South Asia Consortium for ... More About Author

Saravanan V S

V S Saravanan is Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. He specializes in understanding the linkages between urbanisation/globalisation, agriculture and human health in the fast growing economies of developing countries through the sector of water resources management. He has interdisciplinary qualifications from prestigious universities in India, United Kingdom and Australia. He draws on theories of integrated water resources management, new institutionalism in social science (rational-choice, organisational, historical and natural resource institutionalism) and systems approach to... More About Author

Jayati Chourey

Jayati Chourey is Senior Fellow (Education and Networking) with SaciWATERs Secunderabad, India. She is also responsible for coordinating the SaciWATERs–CapNet Network (SCaN). She holds a PhD in Ecosystem-based Water Resources Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun), India. The focus areas of her activities are water, ecosystems, health and livelihoods. She has been an Environment Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP) Fellow, supported by Ford Foundation, during 2005–06. She has worked with ENVID Group, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, for Ecological and... More About Author

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